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S.2024: State Marriage Defense Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about families
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Sponsor Ted Cruz, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 10 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 12, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 24, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

State Marriage Defense Act of 2014 - Prohibits, for purposes of determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of U.S. administrative bureaus and agencies, as applied with respect to individuals domiciled in a state or in any other territory or possession of the United States: (1) the term "marriage" from including any relationship that the state, territory, or possession does not recognize as a marriage; and (2) the term "spouse" from including an individual who is a party to a relationship that is not recognized as a marriage by that state, territory, or possession.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 24, 2014 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 308.
Feb. 12, 2014 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.